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Sorry, I forgot to mention 48 hours is usually long enough at minus 25C.
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From: Entomological Collections Network Listserve [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Brown, Richard [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:01 PM
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Subject: freezing drawers for pest control

We are receiving some major donations, some of which have had some dermestid damage.  We have regular freezers as well as an ultra-low freezer.  Does anybody know of adverse effects of putting drawers of specimens in an ultra-low freezer before the drawer is brought into museum?



-- Richard L. Brown
Mississippi Entomological Museum
Dept. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology,
      Entomology & Plant Pathology
Box 9775 (100 Old Highway 12)
Mississippi State, MS 39762
PH:  662-325-2990
Cell: 662-694-0174